John Murry (192-G-95, college: Austin Peay) is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Indianapolis, Indiana that is playing his third professional season in Germany with BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga). Before that he had experience with the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans. He played two years at Owens Community College playing 63 games and two years at Austin Peay State University (NCAA) playing 56 NCAA games and as a senior averaged 16.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 81.1%. He and Miles Schmidt-Scheuber talk weekly about basketball.
After a big win over top team Herford, you lost 94-86 against Hagen Haspe. How much did this loss hurt?
It didn’t make sense to me because we beat them a few days earlier but after a good break we are back focused and ready for the second half of the season.
Take us a bit through the game. Did Grevenbroich have chances to win this game?
Yes we had plenty of chances but we didn’t seize the moment which will be the key for this half.
What was key in crunch-time for Hagen Haspe to gain the win?
We just didn’t get stops towards the end, too many mental mistakes on our end.
In basketball it is the little things that can decode a game. A few offensive rebounds more and possessions. How key were the little things tonight?
Yes, the little things and attention to detail is what we lacked in that game in order to get the win, but most definitely will bounce back in the end.
You had another big game with 28/5/7 stats. But those 6 turnovers must really be troubling you this week.
Yes it definitely did, I watched film a ton on that game to make sure those things don’t happen again.
Now you have a long break until January 8th. What will be your schedule. Will you go back to USA or be a gym rat in Germany?
Yes I will go back home for a few days to enjoy the holidays and see the family, also to reset mentally for the second half of the season.
You next play Bonn 2. What will be key to getting the win?
Attention to detail. Less turnovers and more stops down the stretch and with that we will be fine for more wins to come.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
My favorite Christmas movies are home alone and the grinch.
Thanks John for the chat.